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Poster: Tsu Dho Nimh Date: Nov 26, 2005 4:26am
Forum: texts Subject: Fixing Typos? Adding Keywords?

It's no use to have a search box when the typos are so abundant:

Catain (should be Captain)
And many ways to spell the keyword "History"
# Histery
# Histhory
# Histiry

How can these be fixed?

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Why can't we contribute to the classification of texts? It's frustrating to have all this material, and because the uploader ran out of time or diesn't understand how to classify material, it's not findable.

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Poster: Branko Collin Date: Jan 6, 2006 7:45am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Fixing Typos? Adding Keywords?

Which texts are you talking about?

You can fix Project Gutenberg text at the source (www.gutenberg.org). There are instructions in the FAQ at that site, and a contact address on the contacts pages. Does this help?

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Poster: Tsu Dho Nimh Date: Jan 6, 2006 8:35pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Fixing Typos? Adding Keywords?

NO - I am referring to editing and adding to the extended metadata on pages shown on archive.org that describe the documents that are available.

for example: http://www.archive.org/details/torturesettourments00galluoft

Right now, if the uploader of the file makes a mistake in the title or author, doesn't add a good description, does not add keywords, doesn't add clearly relevant keywords, the text will not be easily found. If the mistakes are too severe, the document may vanish in the database.

In this example, adding additional keywords like "Christianity" and "Anatomy" (the drawings are superb, if strange, Renaissance anatomical drawings), Gallonio's birth date (1556). etc. would add to the usefulness of the archive.

In many instances, the missing information is readily available in the scanned, downloaded file or even Wikipedia but there is no way to get the information into the metadata.

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Poster: Branko Collin Date: Jan 6, 2006 10:44pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Fixing Typos? Adding Keywords?

Ah, je le comprends. I am afraid I cannot help you there.